Reporter slammed for revealing private information about Sulli's funeral
Published 4 months ago
Reporter Kang Hyojin of SPOTVNEWS has been criticized for violating the privacy of the bereaved of recently-deceased former f(x) member Sulli (Choi Jinri).
Sulli's family requested that her funeral be carried out quietly, with no press coverage of the proceedings. However, reporter Kang Hyojin published an exclusive report with information from insiders, revealing details about the funeral parlor where the proceedings will take place.
Netizens left comments blasting the reporter underneath, demanding the article be removed out of courtesy to the bereaved. "Reporter Kang Hyojin" and "Sulli funeral parlor" trended on Naver realtime search results.
Other reporters also called out the disrespect, and comments underneath these articles followed suit:
"Trash giregi* reporters, thugs who sell their souls and consciences."
"I can understand why reporters are called giregi*."
"I know you want to increase your views, but before a reporter, you're a human being."
"A professional malicious commenter hiding under the mask of a reporter."
"We need special laws to penalize reporters."
*giregi is a term that combines the words reporter (gisa) and trash (sseuregi)
The young singer passed away yesterday, October 14 and her funeral will be held later this week.